Puebla group calls for the end of US blockade on Cuba and Venezuela

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Puebla Group on Sunday reiterated the pressing need to lift the economic and political US sanctions imposed on Cuba and Venezuela, which they described as inhumane.

In a statement, the progressive alliance made up of two acting presidents and several former presidents, among other personalities, demonstrated against the US blockades on both nations (Cuba and Venezuela) at a time when medical supplies, food and vaccines are required to fight the pandemic.

‘The illegal and interfering nature of the US blockades affects the human rights of the most vulnerable population of the two countries at a time when both are going facing a unprecedented health crisis,’ stated former Brazilian presidents Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, the Ecuadorian Rafael Correa and the Colombian Ernesto Samper.

Likewise, the Puebla Group urged international bodies, governments, leaders, and all those who are committed to democracy, social justice and peace, to commit themselves to the Cuban and Venezuelan peoples and to continue denouncing the sanctioning measures that violate human rights and the self-determination of peoples.

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